Paisley Park, the majestic compounds of the beloved Prince Rogers Nelson, is now being turned into a museum.
This is the latest move in feeling even closer to the “Purple One” as we still settle with the fact that he is no longer physically here.
Filled with the essence of Prince, the space was also used for his infamous surprise shows where he would invite friends, fans and loved ones to party with him until the wee hours of the morning.
The 65,000-square-foot compound, located in Minnesota, will welcome tourists and allow them to get a glimpse into the icon’s super private estate and the stomping grounds from which Prince’s music was created.
I can imagine the experience being breathtaking and uber emotional.
Inside, tourists will be guided throughout the main floor where they will visit Prince’s recording and mixing studios, video editing suites, rehearsal rooms and the private NPG Music Club, among a host of other valued possessions of the artist.
“The new Paisley Park museum will offer fans a unique experience, an exhibition like no other, as Prince would have wanted it,” his siblings stated in a joint statement to the L.A. Times.”Most important, the museum will display Prince’s genius, honor his legacy and carry forward his strong sense of family and community.”
Adding another special treat to the museum opening, Prince will be memorialized with a family tribute on October 13 in Minneapolis. And though, Sheila E. explained why she is not participating in the celebration, the line-up will include Stevie Wonder, Chaka Khan, Judith Hill (Prince’s protégé), Morris Day and The Time, and 3rdEyeGirl among a host of others.
Tours for the museum begin on Oct.6. Tickets to attend the celebratory event will go on sale via Ticketmaster on Sept. 19.